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Top 15 Sevilla sights, tourist attractions & things to do in Seville Spain

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The Top 15 most beautiful Seville tourist attractions, highlights and places of interest. An overview of all the sights, monuments, tourism, things to do and tourist attractions during your visit to Seville. What to do in Sevilla Spain?

Top 15 Seville Tourist Attractions & Landmarks

When on a trip to Seville, you will see a diverse range of highlights, sights and tourist attractions. Such highlights and landmarks include the sightseeing of the historic city centre with Moorish influences, the royal palace Real Alcazar and the large cathedral with the Giralda tower. In addition, the famous Plaza de España, the green parks and the delicious tapas make Seville in Andalusia one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Here are the 15 most visited Seville tourist attractions, during your city trip:

Alcazar Seville

1. Must see: Alcazar of Seville

'Alcázar Real de Sevilla' is the Royal Palace of Seville. This Moorish palace complex is by far the most famous Seville attraction. The Alcazar palace should not be missed during your city trip. The palace is still in use today by the Spanish King. Due to the limited number of visitors per hour, it is crucial that you book your tickets in advance. More info about the 'Real Alcazar'.

Seville Cathedral & La Giralda

2. Seville Cathedral & La Giralda

The 'Catedral de Santa María de la Sede' is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The cathedral was built over the remnants of a Moorish mosque. The Giralda tower was once part of this mosque. Once in the cathedral, you can admire a treasure trove, the tomb of Columbus and the royal chapel. You can also climb the Giralda tower for a beautiful panorama of the city. More info about the 'Seville Cathedral'.

Note: We recommend that you always book the tickets for the Real Alcazar and the Cathedral of Seville in advance. A good deal is the Super Seville Combi.

Plaza de España

3. Plaza de España - Spain square in Seville

The most famous square in Seville is located in the Maria Luisa park. The 'Plaza de España' was created for the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929 to symbolise peace with the former colonies. A highlight of this 'Spanish square' are the 52 benches with Andalusian tiles that represent all Spanish provinces. More info 'Plaza de España'.

Plaza de toros sevilla

4. Plaza de Toros

'Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza' is the largest bullfighting arena in Spain. Located in the impressive 18th-century bullfighting arena Plaza de Toros de Sevilla is the 'Museo Taurino', a museum on the history of bullfighting in Seville. More info 'Plaza de Toros de Sevilla'.

santa cruz seville tourist attractions

5. Santa Cruz district & Historical center

The district of 'Santa Cruz' is the old Jewish quarter. This historic city centre includes important sights such as the Alcazar Palace and the Cathedral. Here, you can wander through a maze of narrow streets, terraces and numerous restaurants. Despite the many tourists, the historic center is a must do during your city trip to Seville. More info 'Santa Cruz district'.

places to visit in seville - torre del oro

6. Torre del Oro

The Torre del Oro, or 'Tower of the Gold' is a tower from the 12th century located on the Guadalquivir river. At the time, it was part of the Moorish city wall of Seville and once served as a storage place for gold and as a prison. It now houses a small maritime museum. More info for the Seville attraction 'Torre del Oro'.

Park Maria Luisa

7. Park 'Maria Luisa'

This green oasis of peace is the most famous public park in Seville. The park was originally part of the grounds of the San Telmo palac. It was donated to the city in 1893 with the aim of being converted into a city park. It is adjacent to the well-known 'Plaza de España' of the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929. You can still find several pavilions of the exhibition in the park. More info Maria Luisa Park.

Casa de Pilatos

8. Casa de Pilatos

The 'Casa de Pilatos' is a 16th century palace in the historic district of Santa Cruz. After the Real Alcazar de Sevilla, this is the most beautiful palace in the Andalusian city, and one of the most well-preserved buildings from this period. It's interesting to get an idea of how the aristocrats used to live. More info 'Casa de Pilatos'.

Triana district Seville

9. Triana district

Triana is the district on the other bank of the Guadalquivir. Originally the main district of Seville where the bullfighters and flamenco dancers originated. Now Triana it is mainly an authentic neighborhood to stroll through and taste the atmosphere of this (especially in the evening) neighborhood with the colourful boulevard and Mercado de Triana.

Metropol Parasol

10. Metropol Parasol - Setas de Sevilla

The striking Setas de Sevilla or the 'Mushrooms of Seville' is a special wooden construction dated from 2011 with a panorama terrace, a walking path and an archaeological museum. The tourist attraction and terrace of Metropol Parasol is the ideal place to get a drink in the city. More info 'Metropol Parasol'.

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11. Things to do: Bike tour in Seville

Surprisingly nice: My personal favorite activity to discover this Spanish city is by this bike tour. The city has excellent cycle paths and because sights and landmarks are a reasonable distance apart, you can visit many Seville attractions by bike in one day. Rent a bike yourself or even better, be inspired by a guide with wonderful stories about Seville (More about biketours in Seville).

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12. Basilica de la Macarena

In the interesting, but less touristy district of Macarena, you will find the striking Basilica de la Macarena. The Madonna statue in this beautiful church is one of the most famous procession figures in the city. The authentic Macarena district is also a nice neighborhood to stroll through.

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13. Things to do: Visit a Flamenco Show

Flamenco, dance and music typical of Spain (especially Andalusia), is an old tradition in Seville. Many flamenco shows are given today in authentic tablaos, perfect places to visit during you Seville holiday. The district of Triana is the centre of flamenco in Seville (more info and bookings flamenco shows). The Museo del Baile Flamenco (MBF) in the city center of Seville is a museum dedicated to the typical Andalusian flamenco dance.

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14. Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador

The Iglesia del Salvador, or 'Savior Church', is the most important church in the city after the great cathedral of Seville. It has a beautiful main altar and numerous wall and ceiling paintings. This landmark is definitely worth a look inside. A visit to this church is included in this ticket you probably have bought for the Cathedral of Seville.

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15. Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

This city palace and former residence of a noble family now houses a museum. Countess de Lebrija collected an entire palace full of art, archaeological objects, beautiful rooms with many decorative elements such as Arab arches and extremely many beautiful mosaics.

16. The Guadalquivir

The Guadalquivir is one of the largest rivers in Spain, which flows right through Seville. A fun activity is to view the monuments of Seville from the water, for example with this boat trip or this trip with a kayak. Some nice tours on the Guadalquivir:

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What are the tourist attractions in Seville?

Three important monuments and landmarks stand out from the sights in Seville: definitely visit the Real Alcazar, or the beautiful Moorish palace of Seville. Furthermore, you do not want to miss the cathedral with the Giralda tower and also the famous square Plaza de España. Read more about the most popular Seville attractions.

Do I need to book tickets for the Real Alcazar?

During high season the Royal Palace Real Alcazar often has huge queues because the palace has a visitor limit. We really recommend that you buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Read more about visits and tickets to the Alcazar de Sevilla.

What are fun things to do in Seville?

A number of fun activities in Seville are: visiting a flamenco show, taking a cruise on the Guadalquivir, taking a bike ride through the different neighborhoods or taking a day trip to the Roman excavations of Itálica. Read more ideas for Seville activities.

When is the best time to visit Seville?

Sevilla has a Mediterranean climate with very hot summers. Temperatures in Andalusia regularly rise above 40 degrees Celsius and winters are usually very mild. The months of May, June, September and October are the ideal months to visit Seville.

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